BLACK SABBATH's TONY MARTIN-Era Box Set To Arrive In 2023

November 23, 2022, 3 days ago

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BLACK SABBATH's TONY MARTIN-Era Box Set To Arrive In 2023

Jimmy Kay and Alan Dixon from Canada's The Metal Voice recently spoke with former Black Sabbath singer, Tony Martin. During the chat he reveals that the upcoming Black Sabbath / Tony Martin-era box set, is set to arrive in 2023.

Asked if he has any regrets about now speaking out when he was in Black Sabbath, Tony replies: "It comes under the band politics heading, well band politics are a really weird thing to begin with, it wasn't my band Black Sabbath. I was hired to carry the Black Sabbath legacy forward which I felt honored and privileged to do. So I didn't have and I still don't have any say in what goes on, you know.

"They're re-releasing the Tony Martin-era albums. I have no idea what's happening with it. I know it's going to be next year but that's all I know, and it was the same back then, that I never really knew anything. I had my own personal manager Tony (Iommi) had a manager, Geezer Butler had a manager, it was a bit like Spinal Tap everybody's got their own manager. You'd speak to your manager, then he'd phone up somebody else's manager to go down to them and then he'd come back up to me. So it was a bit mad you know, being in the band and a lot of the time it was reading between the lines to try and get an idea of what was happening because direct questions didn't really work."

Martin was with Black Sabbath from 1987 - 1991, then again between 1993 - 1997. He recorded five albums with the band: The Eternal Idol (1987), Headless Cross (1989), Tyr (1990), Cross Purposes (1994), and Forbidden (1995).

Tony Martin's solo album, Thorns, was released back in January. The album is licensed in all of North and South America by Dark Star Records, and will be available to all other countries via Battlegod Productions.

Click here to order Thorns.

Tracklisting:

"As The World Burns"
"Black Widow Angel"
"Book Of Shadows"
"Crying Wolf"
"Damned By You"
"No Shame At All"
"No Where To Fly"
"Passion Killer"
"Run Like The Devil"
"This Is Your Damnation"
"Thorns"

"As The World Burns" lyric video:



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